REVEALED: How to escape effects of UK hay fever hell set to continue over next FIVE days
An informative feature warning readers of the high pollen counts in the UK at the end of June 2015.
Helpful contributions from both Dr Glenis Scadding, and leading allergy charity Allergy UK.
Here are the tips which were included in the article:
*Stay inside where possible when alerts are high or very high and even keep windows closed, most importantly at morning and evening when levels rise.
*Use an air filter that can trap even small particles should help.
*Avoid mowing lawns or garden chores. Wear a filtration face mask if you must mow.
*Don’t let pets get close to your face, as they can carry pollen in their fur. Wipe pets’ coats with a damp microfibre cloth to remove pollens when they have been out.
*If you do go out try to after a rain shower when there has been a drop in levels.
*Apply an effective allergen barrier balm around the edge of each nostril to trap or block pollens and other allergens and help prevent a reaction.
*Keep eyes covered with wraparound sunglasses to keep pollen allergens out of eyes.
*Wear a hat with a peak or large brim to keep pollens from your eyes and face.
*In the car keep windows closed and the air intake on ‘re-circulate’ and use the pollen filter if the car has one or get an in-car air filter.
*Avoid grassy areas during high levels and go to the coast as pollen is blown inland.
*If you so swim use goggles in the sea or a pool.
*Upon returning home use a saline nasal wash to remove all the pollens and allergens.